Weaving Classes

Beginning 4 Harness Weaving (from Spring Schedule)

  • Instructor: Cathlena Burr Fee: $235 + tax
  • Mat. Fee: $10 + tax
  • Loom Rental: $20 + tax
  • Dates: Thursdays May 28th, 6-9pm; June 4, 11, 18 & 25 6-8p; Saturdays May 30th 9-4p; June 6 9-noon; June 13 & 20th 9-11 am; Tuesdays June 2, 9, 16 & 23rd 6-8pm

Students will learn the basics of weaving: terminology, techniques, yarn characteristics, how to read and draft patterns, calculate yarn amounts, etc, and of course, weave. Special emphasis is placed on warping the loom so that you will master the set-up. You will put on and weave off two samplers, and one project of your choice.

Student Supplies: calculator, measuring tape, scissors, warp yarns to be purchased throughout the class and final project yarns.

Instructor Supplies: notebook, weft yarns for two samplers.

Rug Weaving

  • Instructor: Myra Chang Thompson
  • Fee: $ 165 + tax
  • Mat. Fee: $10 Loom Rental: $5
  • Dates: Saturdays and Sundays July 10, 11, 31 & August 1st 10-4p

In this hands-on rug weaving class, students will explore the myriad of possibilities available to them on 3 and 4 shaft. Looms will be warped in wool, linen, and cotton threads in a variety of warp and weft faced patterns. Students will wave “round robin” style completing 12 separate rug samples. Methods of securing the weaving and edge finishes will be discussed and demonstrated. Rug types include Crackle Overshot, Double Corduroy, Double Faced Twill, a rug with a “hidden stuffer” between wefts and so much more.

Want to see the myriad of possibilities of a 4 shaft loom when weaving rugs? This is the class for YOU! You must be able to warp a loom with one of the above mentioned warps and read weaving drafts.